A 2019 government report said as many as 23 per cent of Indian girls were married before they turned 18. Photo: Reuters
A 2019 government report said as many as 23 per cent of Indian girls were married before they turned 18. Photo: Reuters
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Will India’s plan to raise legal age of marriage for women bring real change?

  • The Indian government has decided to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 in a push to ensure that girls complete their education
  • While experts say the move will bring social and economic benefits for women, critics argue laws alone are not enough to fix entrenched problems and achieve equality

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A 2019 government report said as many as 23 per cent of Indian girls were married before they turned 18. Photo: Reuters
A 2019 government report said as many as 23 per cent of Indian girls were married before they turned 18. Photo: Reuters
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